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Win Universal vs Win Super-Target

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In case you missed my earlier post on these two low-cost shells, I'll post it again.

I recently dissected and patterned these low-cost factory shotshell loads to assess their component consistency, quality, and pattern performance from a full choke at 40 yards.

Powder and shot data were obtained by cutting open five shells from the same box as the shells to be patterned and counting and weighing the components.

Patterning was done with a 12-gauge Browning Citori having 28-inch Invector-plus barrels and using a Briley flush full choke measuring .036-inch constriction from a bore gauge. The 40-yard (muzzle to target) pattern data is the result of hits registered in a 30-inch post-shot scribed circle from ten separate pattern shots.

12 GA 2 ¾" WINCHESTER UNIVERSAL LOAD
1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (356 pellets) @ 1200 fps


PELLETS/SHELL (1 1/8 ounce = 492.2 gr)
In-shell pellet count / weight (grains)

358 / 474.4 gr
357 / 470.3 gr
357 / 470.2 gr
355 / 472.0 gr
354 / 467.6 gr
Mean 356.2 / 470.9 gr

PELLET SIZE (25 pellets, 5/shell, #7 ½ = .095” dia.)
.101”, .100”, .100”, .098”, .098”, .098”, .098”, .098”, .097”, .097”, .097”, .096”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .093”, .092”
Mean pellet diameter / .09608”

POWDER/SHELL
16.5 gr
16.2 gr
16.2 gr
16.1 gr
16.0 gr
Mean / 16.2 gr (small flake powder)

40 YARD PATTERNS (Full choke / .036” constriction)
30” pattern totals (%)

278, 261, 260, 260, 250, 248, 247, 244, 242, 241
Mean pattern / 253.1 (71.05%)
SD / 10.968

12 GA 2 ¾" WINCHESTER SUPER-TARGET LOAD
1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (368 pellets) @ 1200 fps


PELLETS/SHELL (1 1/8 ounce = 492.2 gr)
In-shell pellet count / weight (grains)

381 / 475.6 gr
376 / 478.5 gr
374 / 477.1 gr
368 / 466.2 gr
342 / 444.9 gr
Mean 368.2 / 468.46 gr

PELLET SIZE (25 pellets, 5/shell, #7 ½ = .095” dia.)
.098”, .098”, .098”, .096”, .096”, .096”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .093”, .093”, .092”, .092”, .092”, .091”, .089”, .084”, .084”
Mean pellet diameter / .09348”

POWDER/SHELL
17.1 gr
17.0 gr
17.0 gr
16.9 gr
16.7 gr
Mean / 16.94 gr (small flake powder)

40 YARD PATTERNS (Full choke / .036” constriction)
30” pattern totals (%)

274, 267, 265, 264, 255, 254, 247, 245, 245, 233
Mean pattern / 254.9 (69.22%)
SD / 11.979

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